When you take a look at the current lineup of Android-powered smartphones offered by Verizon, the HTC Rezound 4G is definitely one of the better-performing handsets and can always be expected to be at or at least near the top of the smartphone leaderboards of the wireless provider. In fact, many of our smartphone-crazed brethren would argue that the HTC Rezound 4G will no doubt be on top if only it were already running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for its operating system, a feat that only the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has managed to do over at the carrier and the only reason the Google flagship device is at the number one spot as of the moment.
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Sad to say, despite the components and capabilities of the HTC Rezound 4G, the handset until now is yet to get upgraded to the latest version of the Android operating system although there were already a couple of leaked ICS ROMs that surfaced in the past to give users of the handset an idea as to how Ice Cream Sandwich will look and feel on the handset. There were also a couple of rumors in the past that got us excited about the prospect of ICS finally landing on the HTC Rezound 4G. One was the rumor started by Best Buy claiming that the handset will get upgraded to ICS last April 6 but we all know now that that particular rumor fizzled out. Back in the early parts of May, another rumor started circulating when an internal Verizon document got leaked where it was intimated that the ICS testing for the HTC Rezound 4G is set to be completed by May 7 and then to be followed by a May 9 rollout.
Sad to say, none of those rumors panned out and users of the HTC Rezound 4G are still waiting for the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich refresh to finally get rolled out for the handset. Sad to say, we still don’t have any idea as to when the official rollout will happen with both Verizon and HTC keeping mum about the subject.
HTC finally came out with an updated ICS roadmap where it details the projected timeframes of ICS finally landing on the devices in its stable. This roadmap confirms that the HTC Rezound 4G will finally get upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich either in June or July. Sad to say, no specific dates were provided by the Taiwanese smartphone and tablet manufacturer but the June to July timeframe is as good as it can get. Though not as soon as what we are hoping for, it is at least great news for users of the handset to know that they only have to wait for a month, two at the most and their handsets will finally get that tasty treat of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Buy the HTC Rezound starting at just $49, and get a $40 credit on your Verizon phone bill.